Beautiful and Treacherous

We are back home today. Smartest move I ever made? Taking the day off. I knew we’d want a chance to recuperate. What I did not expect was for the city to shut down thanks to a surprise snow and ice storm yesterday – one that made the long drive back both beautiful and treacherous.Continue reading “Beautiful and Treacherous”

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Winning

I feel like I’m on a winning streak lately. I should probably head to Nevada or something, huh? Wait. I’m in Nevada! Hmm… I suppose it feels like I’ve been winning because, well, I’ve been winning. First there was my company’s fantasy football league. Immediately following the draft in September, you are graded on yourContinue reading “Winning”

A Whole Bunch of Gottas

Every year, around May or June, I begin to yearn for Christmas. The holidays always feel magical to me, and doubly so when they are so far away and the summer doldrums are about to kick in. There’s a certain anticipation that just builds and builds as the year wears on. I long for theContinue reading “A Whole Bunch of Gottas”

One Mile Closer to the Sun

There was a moment Tuesday afternoon when I thought I was going to die. I was standing on a platform 7434′ in the sky, looking down at a distressingly thin pair of cables about to whisk me on a 60-mph, 1400-foot drop, wondering how I’d gotten myself into such a jam. Maybe I’m being aContinue reading “One Mile Closer to the Sun”

Not All Stuffed Animals are Cuddly

I am sitting at home with the windows open, enjoying the whisper of a gentle breeze beneath a cloud-dotted sky. There’s a promise of autumn in the air this afternoon, though the weatherman is telling us we’ll be back into the upper 80s in a couple of days. I hate that guy. It’s Tuesday, and myContinue reading “Not All Stuffed Animals are Cuddly”

Nevada Adventures Part 2: Ely-Elko

After spending approximately 26 hours in the car from Saturday – Tuesday, we were relieved to pull into Ely mid-afternoon on New Year’s Eve and not have to worry about driving anywhere far for a few days. Everybody gathered at Tara’s dad’s house, as I mentioned previously, and we had a great time eating pizza,Continue reading “Nevada Adventures Part 2: Ely-Elko”